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Vineyard Farm Day Trip

This morning I decided it was time to get out from behind my computer and take a day trip to a local vineyard/farm. The Niagara escarpment has a nice climate for growing grapes so we have the vineyard trail along the bottom of the escarpment and a long ser
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Posted in Travel on June 20, 2015

Benefits of Melissa (Lemon Balm) Tea

Melissa officinalis has been used for a very long time as a tea, and essential oil, for its many benefits. Some of the benefits listed include helpful for tension and anxiety, aids peaceful sleep, reduces depression and grief, fevers, and heart palpitati
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Posted in Health & Fitness on June 20, 2015

Django Unchained - Film Review

Django Unchained is a Quentin Tarantino movie from 2012. The main characters are: Jamie Foxx as Django Christoph Waltz as Dr. King Schultz Leonardo DiCaprio as Calvin Candie Kerry Washington as Broomhilda von Shaft, and Samuel L. Jackson as Stephen.
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Posted in Movies & TV on June 19, 2015

Secret Anti-Ageing Skin Care Recipe

Here is an unusual 'secret' recipe for anti-ageing skin care that I ran into in my travels over the internet. It's from Ninon de l'Enclos, a famous French courtesan from the middle 1600s. She was reputedly to remain quite wrinkle free well into her old age
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Posted in Beauty on June 19, 2015

Grexit 2015

June 17, 2015 Greece apparently has a debt to pay to the IMF (International Monetary Fund) and to Europe. But Greece has been floundering financially since, well, before even going into the European Union, and it looks like they are not going to pay up at
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Posted in Breaking News on June 17, 2015

The Strange Voynich Manuscript

Have you ever heard of the Voynich Manuscript? (Sorry, this photo is not really representative but I chose a Pixabay image for the sake of a photo). The Voynich is a mysterious manuscript that is written in a strange, unknown language, illustrated with wh
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Posted in Writing on June 17, 2015

The Mute Swan

Close to where we live is a wetlands sanctuary for fish and migratory fowl. One of the benefits is that some of the inhabitants spill over into other areas, specifically a nature walk near our downtown. For some years, we've had a pair of nesting swans th
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Posted in Animals on June 17, 2015

Siren's Call, by Debbie Herbert - Book Review

I recently had a chance to read Siren's Call, by Debbie Herbert. She is an American writer who pens for Harlequin, under the Nocturne category. The premise of a mermaid romance set in the southern Alabama bayou was too much for me to resist, althoug
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Posted in Books on June 16, 2015

Meet Our Opossum !

As previously mentioned, Mr. R. likes to feed everything that comes to visit us from the back lane way, even this strange looking critter! We couldn't believe it when we discovered a year ago two, small, all white opossums that had taken up residence some
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Posted in Animals on June 15, 2015

Pixlr Photo Editor Sample - Space

Thank you to fellow PP member, Kasman, I went to check out Pixlr, another photo editor. I downloaded the free version, so this does not have the really high end effects available on it, but there are a few fun ones! It's fairly intuitive a
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Posted in Design on June 14, 2015

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Hi Everyone; It's been really nice meeting you all; however, I've decided to put my time into Weekend Notes. In the two weeks I've been there, I've earned $26.08, more than I can hope to earn in a year on PP. They just have a really great awards program. Best of luck all!

July 2, 2015, 8:25 PM

Thank you for your comment on my review! They are always appreciated.

June 18, 2015, 3:05 PM

Hello - happy to follow you

June 12, 2015, 3:23 PM

Heavy review/blogging schedule this week. Also am reconsidering earning $20.00 in one year on PP, though I like chatting with everyone...

May 29, 2015, 10:34 PM

Hello, following you

May 24, 2015, 2:23 PM

Thanks everyone for visiting and following!

May 22, 2015, 10:07 PM

It's usually warm in California. Right now it's chilly and looks like it's going to rain, a good thing given the drought we've been in. In a month it'll be hotter than the bad place.

May 22, 2015, 8:59 AM

good day to you

May 20, 2015, 3:39 AM

Thanks. I am not that active now as I used to be.

May 18, 2015, 12:48 AM

Hello Kristin, and I'm glad we're connected!

May 16, 2015, 4:44 PM